13/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

Computation + Journalism 2017 Symposium (Chicago, USA)


Today, journalists increasingly use tools and approaches from the academy (for instance, statistics, network analysis and data visualization), while scholars increasingly use journalistic approaches to write and publish through popular channels. The Computation+Journalism Symposium brings together academics and professional journalists to share research and explore the ways that computing technology is transforming all of the key functions of journalism: reporting, analysis, verification, storytelling, publishing, distribution, and audience engagement.

This year’s conference will include a major focus on “fake news,” misinformation and fact-checking, given the attention these topics have gotten in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other themes may include:

  • computation + reporting
  • computation + publishing
  • computation + sensemaking
  • computation + distribution, including social media
  • computation + storytelling
  • computation + audience engagement

Find out more here.